The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Blue Coat products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Blue Coat over the 3 months to 23 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are NOT representative of contractor rates within Blue Coat Systems, Inc.

Location
3 months to
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Blue Coat
Rank 296 365 327
Rank change year-on-year
+69 -38
Contract jobs citing Blue Coat 96 28 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.46% 0.13% 0.23%
As % of the Vendors category 1.00% 0.28% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 17 31
Average daily rate
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£413 £349 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.27% -7.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £255 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £508 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £400 £340
% change year-on-year
-1.25% +17.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £55.00 £47.50
% change year-on-year
- +15.78%
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England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

Vendors Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
9558 9957 8753
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 45.50% 45.47% 45.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 6379 6471 5549
Average daily rate £425 £420 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 197 232 279
Average hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.08% -7.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.75 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.05 £33.10 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.40 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+5.45% -13.15%

Blue Coat
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Blue Coat across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Blue Coat Jobs Demand Trend in London

Blue Coat
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Blue Coat across the London region.

Blue Coat Daily Rate Trend in London

Blue Coat
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Blue Coat across the London region over the 3 months to 23 January 2015.

Blue Coat Daily Rate Histogram in London

Blue Coat
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Blue Coat across the London region.

Blue Coat Hourly Rate Trend in London

Blue Coat
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Blue Coat within the London region over the 3 months to 23 January 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +35 36 £413 +18.70% 1
Blue Coat
England

Blue Coat
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing Blue Coat also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Blue Coat.

1 154 (87.01%) Firewall
2 137 (77.40%) Cisco
3 135 (76.27%) CheckPoint
4 84 (47.46%) F5
5 80 (45.20%) Juniper
6 78 (44.07%) Cisco Certification
7 66 (37.29%) Finance
8 62 (35.03%) CCNP
9 58 (32.77%) Network Security
10 52 (29.38%) Cisco ASA
11 50 (28.25%) OSPF
12 49 (27.68%) BGP
12 49 (27.68%) Cisco Nexus
13 48 (27.12%) VPN
14 47 (26.55%) TCP/IP
15 46 (25.99%) ProxySG
15 46 (25.99%) WAN
16 43 (24.29%) DNS
17 36 (20.34%) Cisco IOS
17 36 (20.34%) Analytical Skills
18 34 (19.21%) Banking
18 34 (19.21%) LAN
19 32 (18.08%) Windows
19 32 (18.08%) CCSE
19 32 (18.08%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
20 30 (16.95%) SSL
21 29 (16.38%) Linux
22 27 (15.25%) Sourcefire
23 26 (14.69%) Load Balancing
23 26 (14.69%) DHCP

Blue Coat
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing Blue Coat also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Blue Coat. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (3.39%) Lync
2 4 (2.26%) IIS
2 4 (2.26%) SharePoint
2 4 (2.26%) MS Exchange
3 3 (1.69%) LiveLink
4 2 (1.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 11 (6.21%) MS Excel
2 6 (3.39%) MS Visio
3 5 (2.82%) MS Office
4 1 (0.56%) MS Project
4 1 (0.56%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (3.39%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (1.69%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.13%) IaaS
1 2 (1.13%) Office 365
2 1 (0.56%) Amazon ELB
2 1 (0.56%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.56%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 154 (87.01%) Firewall
2 58 (32.77%) Network Security
3 52 (29.38%) Cisco ASA
4 50 (28.25%) OSPF
5 49 (27.68%) BGP
5 49 (27.68%) Cisco Nexus
6 48 (27.12%) VPN
7 47 (26.55%) TCP/IP
8 46 (25.99%) WAN
9 43 (24.29%) DNS
10 36 (20.34%) Cisco IOS
11 34 (19.21%) LAN
12 32 (18.08%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 30 (16.95%) SSL
14 26 (14.69%) DHCP
15 25 (14.12%) Internet
16 24 (13.56%) MPLS
16 24 (13.56%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
17 22 (12.43%) Wireless
18 21 (11.86%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.69%) Oracle Exadata
1 3 (1.69%) Oracle Database
2 2 (1.13%) EDRMS
3 1 (0.56%) Data Mining
3 1 (0.56%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 5 (2.82%) Fiddler
2 2 (1.13%) Metasploit
General
1 66 (37.29%) Finance
2 34 (19.21%) Banking
3 23 (12.99%) Telecoms
4 13 (7.34%) Investment Banking
5 7 (3.95%) Spanish Language
6 4 (2.26%) Financial Institution
7 3 (1.69%) Legal
8 2 (1.13%) Law
9 1 (0.56%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (0.56%) German Language
Job Titles
1 76 (42.94%) Network Engineer
2 47 (26.55%) Security Engineer
3 32 (18.08%) Network Security Engineer
4 21 (11.86%) Senior Network Engineer
4 21 (11.86%) Analyst
5 19 (10.73%) Senior Security Engineer
5 19 (10.73%) Consultant
6 17 (9.60%) Security Analyst
7 14 (7.91%) Network Consultant
8 12 (6.78%) Security Consultant
9 11 (6.21%) Network Security Specialist
9 11 (6.21%) Network Specialist
9 11 (6.21%) Security Specialist
9 11 (6.21%) Network Support
10 10 (5.65%) Network Security Consultant
11 8 (4.52%) Senior Network Security Engineer
11 8 (4.52%) Architect
12 7 (3.95%) Infrastructure Architect
13 5 (2.82%) Firewall Engineer
13 5 (2.82%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.39%) Middleware
2 3 (1.69%) Oracle Fusion
2 3 (1.69%) Rendezvous
3 2 (1.13%) CGI
4 1 (0.56%) WAP
4 1 (0.56%) CSS
4 1 (0.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 36 (20.34%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (11.86%) PKI
3 10 (5.65%) Fat Client
3 10 (5.65%) Thin Client
4 7 (3.95%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.69%) Enterprise Storage
5 3 (1.69%) Hedge funds
5 3 (1.69%) SecurID
6 2 (1.13%) Blackberry
6 2 (1.13%) iPhone
7 1 (0.56%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.56%) iPad
7 1 (0.56%) NHS
7 1 (0.56%) PMI
7 1 (0.56%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.56%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.56%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.56%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 32 (18.08%) Windows
2 29 (16.38%) Linux
3 9 (5.08%) UNIX
4 8 (4.52%) Solaris
5 6 (3.39%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (3.39%) Oracle Linux
6 4 (2.26%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (2.26%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (1.69%) Windows XP
8 2 (1.13%) Android
8 2 (1.13%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.56%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.56%) Windows Phone
9 1 (0.56%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.56%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (14.69%) Load Balancing
2 23 (12.99%) E-Commerce
3 22 (12.43%) Migration
4 19 (10.73%) ITIL
5 16 (9.04%) Low Latency
6 14 (7.91%) Kalman Filter
6 14 (7.91%) Mentoring
7 12 (6.78%) Project Management
8 11 (6.21%) Network Monitoring
9 10 (5.65%) Information Security
9 10 (5.65%) Network Design
9 10 (5.65%) Change Management
10 9 (5.08%) Project Planning
11 8 (4.52%) ITIL V3
12 7 (3.95%) High Availability
12 7 (3.95%) SIEM
12 7 (3.95%) Information Assurance
12 7 (3.95%) Network Load Balancing
12 7 (3.95%) Investment Management
12 7 (3.95%) ISMS
Programming Languages
1 8 (4.52%) C
2 5 (2.82%) SQL
3 1 (0.56%) Tcl
3 1 (0.56%) VB
3 1 (0.56%) Perl
3 1 (0.56%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 78 (44.07%) Cisco Certification
2 62 (35.03%) CCNP
3 32 (18.08%) CCSE
4 19 (10.73%) CCIE
5 16 (9.04%) CCNA
6 11 (6.21%) CISSP
6 11 (6.21%) Security Cleared
7 6 (3.39%) SC Cleared
8 5 (2.82%) CISM
8 5 (2.82%) DV Cleared
9 4 (2.26%) CCSA
9 4 (2.26%) CCSP
10 3 (1.69%) Check Point Certification
10 3 (1.69%) JNCIS
11 2 (1.13%) CEH
11 2 (1.13%) Degree
11 2 (1.13%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (0.56%) HP ASE
12 1 (0.56%) HP MASE
12 1 (0.56%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (8.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 6 (3.39%) PCI DSS
2 6 (3.39%) GPG13
3 3 (1.69%) QA
4 2 (1.13%) SLA
System Software
1 46 (25.99%) ProxySG
2 20 (11.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (8.47%) Snort
4 10 (5.65%) Active Directory
5 6 (3.39%) Squid
6 4 (2.26%) XenServer
6 4 (2.26%) UAG
7 2 (1.13%) VMware ESX
7 2 (1.13%) Forefront TMG
8 1 (0.56%) XenApp
8 1 (0.56%) vSphere
8 1 (0.56%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.56%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 7 (3.95%) Control-M
1 7 (3.95%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 7 (3.95%) BladeLogic
2 5 (2.82%) DatAdvantage
2 5 (2.82%) Norton AntiVirus
3 4 (2.26%) SCCM
4 3 (1.69%) FortiGate
4 3 (1.69%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 3 (1.69%) Cisco Prime
4 3 (1.69%) CiscoWorks
5 1 (0.56%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.56%) XenMobile
5 1 (0.56%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 137 (77.40%) Cisco
2 135 (76.27%) CheckPoint
3 84 (47.46%) F5
4 80 (45.20%) Juniper
5 27 (15.25%) Sourcefire
6 25 (14.12%) VMware
7 20 (11.30%) HP
7 20 (11.30%) Citrix
7 20 (11.30%) Infoblox
8 19 (10.73%) Microsoft
9 16 (9.04%) Fortinet
10 12 (6.78%) Websense
11 11 (6.21%) Remedy
11 11 (6.21%) McAfee
11 11 (6.21%) Imperva
12 10 (5.65%) Nokia
13 9 (5.08%) Symantec
13 9 (5.08%) Brocade
14 8 (4.52%) Oracle
15 7 (3.95%) Varonis
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